Anger Management — Does it Work?



Guests:

Tamar Lewin Reporter at the New York Times

Pamela Hollenhorst Assistant Director, Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School

Celebrities do it. First time violent offenders do it. Anger management courses. Prosecutors and judges across the country are increasingly sending people off to learn how to deal with anger. Instead of jail time, they sit around in groups and learn how to short-circuit using their fists to punch out people. Courtney Love, Mike Tyson, Sean Combs and Columbine killer Eric Harris are all graduates of anger management programs. But do they work? No one seems to know for sure. Join guest host Lynn Neary and her guests to listen to the pros and cons of anger management programs.

Copyright © 2001 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2001 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.